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Officers Ball 2023

October 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Officers Ball 2023

The Folk Dance Federation’s annual festival of folk dance with workshops, on-site dinner, dance party, and special attractions returns! This year’s theme is “HARVEST HOEDOWN” so it’s time to find your favorite calico dress, plaid shirt and jeans, neck kerchief, and boots (no spurs, please)! Yeehaw!


Price Time (pm) Event
1:00 Doors open
$25 1:30-5:30 Dance workshops
$20 5:30-7:00 On-site dinner with the always popular sing-along with Bill Cope (for those registered by October 17)
$25 7:00-10:00 Evening celebration, dances from the workshop and your requests.


The afternoon workshop will again feature new and classic folk dances taught by local teachers including

  • Denise Heenan – Pinewoods Two-Step (Scottish country dance for pairs of couples)
  • Lothar Narins – Levi Jackson Rose (circle of 5 couples)
  • Marian Snyder – Watermelon Crawl and Cowboy Hustle (CW line dances)
  • Loui Tucker – All-Promenade Mixer (pairs of couples)
  • Craig Kurumada – Bon Odori no Uta and Matsumoto Bon Bon and Ichi Tasu no Ondo (Japanese)
  • Alan Rothchild – Tzanah (Israeli)
  • and maybe one more!

The Annual 50/50 Drawing is also a popular event: buy tickets for $1 each and, if your ticket is drawn, you receive 50% of the total ticket sales.


Officers Ball 2023 Mail-In Registration

Register by Tuesday October 17, 2023 to obtain the special all event package pricing (workshop, on-site dinner, and evening party) of $55 and save $15. On-site dinner registration is not available after October 17. New members with coupon pay for dinner only.

Option 1: Mail-In Registration

Download and complete registration form.

Make checks payable to the FOLK DANCE FEDERATION.

Mail the check and registration form to:

Sabine Zappe
153 Race Street
San Jose CA 95126

Option 2: Online Registration

Register online

Our featured image is a publicity photo for the radio program National Barn Dance. Pictured are four couples dancing to the music and square dance caller Guy Colby. 24 March 1940 by WLS Radio, Chicago. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository


October 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Veterans Memorial Building, Pleasanton
301 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States
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